The draw for posts for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes will be held at 4:00 p.m. Eastern today (Tuesday May 11).
BALTIMORE --1/ST RACING and the Maryland Jockey Club announced today that Medina Spirit will be permitted to enter into the 146th Preakness Stakes (GI) to be run on Saturday, May 15th at Pimlico,
If any of the three
Baffert horses test positive for a banned substance, or at a level for a
permitted therapeutic substance that is above the designated limit, or if after
medical review, reasonable conditions warrant, Baffert or MJC on his behalf,
will scratch the horse in question.
“Integrity, accountability and safety in our sport are principles that 1/ST RACING puts above all else. Our company has a track record of instituting process and protocols that have led to nationwide medication reforms and we are unwavering in our commitment to put horse and rider safety at the forefront,” said Craig Fravel, Chief Executive Officer, 1/ST RACING. “We are well aware of the public outcry and calls for action that have been the natural outcome of a medication positive in one of the most iconic races in our sport and we share the disappointment and concern.